By: Dave & Bev Van Noord

Greetings to each of you.  As we roll into the month of August in this very unique summer, I want to start by thanking all of you for the positive and appreciative spirit. Yes, it has been so good to gather again and worship in our beautiful chapel even though we have had to make adjustments. It was very hard to cancel Vacation Bible School this summer but felt we had to with all the restrictions and the importance of keeping everyone safe. I have also had a very positive response from our members for putting our worship services on our local TV – channel 27.2 and posting them on YouTube (under Sandy Pines Lakeside Chapel). We will continue to do that. In case you have missed any, they typically become available a couple days after the worship service. A huge thank you to Dave Lynema who has done all the video work and uploading as well as running our sound at chapel.  I also thank my committee for doing an outstanding job of navigating our worship services with social distancing. As we move into the month of August, I am sure there will be some changes to our schedule as we go. Thanks for your flexibility. What follows is our current plans for August and early September.

Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 AM

August 2…To Be Determined

August 9…Pastor Don Van Slyke…Baldwin CRC

August 16…Eric Bennett…Triumphant Quartet

August 23…Rev. Greg Vander Meer…Fair Haven Ministries

August 30…Pastor Reggie Smith

September 6…Rev. Kevin Harbin…Adult and Teen Challenge

September 13…Rev. Bert De Jong

Sunday Evening Concerts at 6:00 PM

August 2….Brian Free and Assurance

August 9….Gordon Mote

August 16….Triumphant Quartet

August 23….The Collingsworth Family

August 30….Keepers of the Faith

September 6….The Singing Contractors


  1. Ardie on July 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Are outsiders allowed to the evening concerts or is it just for members?

    • Sydney Ritz on July 28, 2020 at 1:09 pm

      The concerts at the Chapel are currently not open to the public. We are doing our best to keep our numbers low in order to keep our community safe during this time.

  2. Dawn Debruine on July 27, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Just wondering if the concerts at night will be open to the public! My mom and I were planning on coming out to see Brian Free, but if gate by the chapel is gonna be closed, don’t want to drive 45 minutes only to be turned away! Thank you and God bless!

    • Sydney Ritz on July 28, 2020 at 1:08 pm

      Dawn, the concerts at the Chapel are currently not open to the public due to trying to keep our numbers low in order to keep our community safe during this time. Thank you for reaching out!

  3. Karen Elgersma on August 12, 2020 at 7:14 pm

    I received a phone call from a non-member saying she heard the Triumphant concert is now open to the public. Last week I saw a couple at the concert who are not members so I am not sure. Are the two concert times allowing for non-members to attend? Thank you for lwtting me know what to tell my friends.

    • Sydney Ritz on August 13, 2020 at 10:21 am

      Hi Karen. The chapel concerts are not currently open to the public. The next two concerts on August 16th and 23rd in the past have been very popular, so there are two concert times in order to allow as many members to attend as possible.

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